But this is a conflict that will NEVER be won with bullets or walls. It will be won with cooperation and discussion and genuine caring about others.
I agree, it will not be won with bullets.
But Israel is right now, in a situation where its civilian population is being bombarded with rockets.
Do you really expect Israel to not respond?
What kind of response do you think is appropriate?
Mind you, that Israel is in no position for an "experiment". And what I mean is, Israel can't just "try something out" and see if it works.. like, stop defending itself and give Hamas chocolates and flowers. Because, unlike the USA, if the experiment fails, Israel has a tiny strip of land to survive in. If we lose that, we loose everything. the USA on the other hand, has so much land, that it can risk certain small parts of it. (Of course, hell would freeze over before the US would give up any of its land - and rightly so!) If you're in Israel's shoes, you can't take big risks when EVERYTHING is on the line. And it *is* everything.